Preterm infant massage therapy studies: An American approach

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Abstract

Preterm infants have been noted to benefit from massage therapy. Following massage therapy protocols using moderate pressure preterm infants have gained 31-49% more weight on average. Some studies have also shown length and head circumference growth and bone mineral density increases associated with massage therapy. These studies are reviewed in this paper along with discussion of potential underlying mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-494
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Neonatology
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

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Massage
Premature Infants
Bone Density
Head
Pressure
Weights and Measures
Growth

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Preterm infant massage therapy studies : An American approach. / Field, Tiffany M.

In: Seminars in Neonatology, Vol. 7, No. 6, 01.12.2002, p. 487-494.

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